Culture & Leadership

A Conversation with Shantanu Agrawal, MD, MPhil, President and CEO National Quality Forum

How do we address this once in a lifetime health crisis? Dr. Shantanu Agrawal shares how the team at National Quality Forum are working to expand the conversation on what it will take to mitigate the negative consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In our conversation with Dr. Agrawal we also explore his thoughts for the future and the new reality we will face collectively after this crisis. While acknowledging the heroism we are seeing everywhere at this time, he also raises the significant shortcomings in our current healthcare system revealed by the crisis, including health disparities driven by socioeconomic status, race, and geographic location. Listen as he shares how we must move beyond just clinical quality to the need to address health itself as we move through this crisis.